Last year my husband and I took a road trip from DC to LA and back. The goal was to see all the states in the southwest and middle America that we had not been in before. Those primarily included Utah and New Mexico. This month, we decided we would visit the rest of the lower 48 states by driving to the great Pacific Northwest from DC and back. We had never been out that way, and saw Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington State, Montana, and North Dakota for the first time. When we lived in the Midwest, we made many road trips to the east coast and to Florida, and to Texas with a guest from France that took us right through the heart of the country. Even now we travel to Florida regularly to visit my mom. We know Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia very well. So we have now visited all of the 48 states and have no desire to go to Hawaii or Alaska. We figure Florida and Wisconsin serve the same purpose! We enjoyed every minute of it because the journey is always more important than the destination. And it sure is a lot easier to travel these days than in years past. It all started when my family first moved to Florida from New England when I was six years old. And every place has its own unique character. It's a delightful way to experience the country.